Forex System Update: SMA Crossover Pullback (July 25-29, 2016)

Looks like the SMA Crossover Pullback forex mechanical system got caught in the middle of reversals last week! If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, make sure you look at the trading rules and risk management adjustments first.

In my update last week, EUR/USD had a short position left open but price just kept moving sideways for the most part of the week before eventually heading north. A new crossover took place, causing the position to get closed early for a small loss.

EUR/USD 1-hour Forex Chart

EUR/USD 1-hour Forex Chart

Cable also had a short position left open from the previous week, with price eventually falling low enough to activate the 150-pip trailing stop. However, this stop was triggered on a pop higher before a new crossover materialized later on.

GBP/USD 1-hour Forex Chart

GBP/USD 1-hour Forex Chart

EUR/JPY broke down from its sideways action around the start of last week but fortunately a new crossover allowed the long position to get closed early before price hit its full 150-pip stop. A new pullback signal materialized soon after.

EUR/JPY 1-hour Forex Chart

EUR/JPY 1-hour Forex Chart

Lastly, AUD/USD’s short position from the other week barely gained much downside traction before bulls took over and spurred a new crossover.

AUD/USD 1-hour Forex ChartAUD/USD 1-hour Forex Chart

AUD/USD 1-hour Forex Chart

Trade Summary:

SMA Crossover Pullback Positions as of July 29, 2016
Pair Position Entry SL PT Status P/L  (pips) P/L  (%)
EUR/USD Short 1.1035 1.1185 1.0735 Closed -45 -0.30
GBP/USD Short 1.3235 1.3385 1.2935 Closed +25 +0.17
EUR/JPY Long 117.25 115.75 120.25 Closed -90 -0.60
AUD/USD Short .7495 .7645 .7195 Closed -25 -0.17
EUR/JPY Short 115.80 117.30 112.80 Open

 

All in all, the SMA Crossover Pullback system logged in a 135-pip loss or a 0.90% dent on the account with four positions entered and closed around the end of the trends. New crossovers and signals have formed, though, so I’m keeping my robot fingers crossed that these could make up for the recent losses and chalk up strong gains for the week. ‘Til my next update!